'The Age of Exploration' Hanging Globe

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The Age of Exploration Globe is a detailed reproduction of a 1745 globe by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, a French mapmaker. The globe is called 'The Age of Exploration' because it captures the rapid advancements in mapmaking and geography that were taking place at the time. <br /> <br /> The fact that relatively accurate globes were made centuries ago speaks for the sophistication of early science and cartography. This globe is an early document of history- giving an accurate picture of the world as it was known in 1745. It was created by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, and son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy, who were the leading map makers in France during the 1700s; King Louis XV appointed him has his geographer in 1760.<br /> <br /> This smaller reproduction is hand crafted using many of the same techniques used to produce the originals. At 3.25 inches wide, the globe is small and light enough to make an enchanting Christmas tree decoration. Alternatively, the globe can be stood on a display stand.<br /> <br /> An intriguing historical ornament.

A hanging decoration inspired by the Age of Exploration globe.

This impressively detailed paper-based ornament features brass finishing on the poles of the globe, and can be displayed on a stand or exhibited on a Christmas tree.

The design of this globe has been inspired by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy’s 1745 Age of Exploration globe. The French mapmaker notably captured the rapid advancements in mapmaking and geography that were being made in the 18th century. The relative accuracy of this globe speaks for the sophistication of early science and cartography, and gives us an insight into the way the world was understood in the mid-18th century.

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, along with his son Didier, were leading mapmakers in France during the 1700s; Gilles was appointed Geographer to King Louis XV in 1760.

An intriguing gift inspired by the history of cartography.

  • Product Code: CMCN442010
  • Dimensions: 8.5cm x 10.5cm
  • Material: Paper globe, silk hanging thread, antique brass finial
  • Postage Weight: 0.27 Kg

The Age of Exploration Globe is a detailed reproduction of a 1745 globe by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, a French mapmaker. The globe is called 'The Age of Exploration' because it captures the rapid advancements in mapmaking and geography that were taking place at the time. <br /> <br /> The fact that relatively accurate globes were made centuries ago speaks for the sophistication of early science and cartography. This globe is an early document of history- giving an accurate picture of the world as it was known in 1745. It was created by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, and son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy, who were the leading map makers in France during the 1700s; King Louis XV appointed him has his geographer in 1760.<br /> <br /> This smaller reproduction is hand crafted using many of the same techniques used to produce the originals. At 3.25 inches wide, the globe is small and light enough to make an enchanting Christmas tree decoration. Alternatively, the globe can be stood on a display stand.<br /> <br /> An intriguing historical ornament.

A hanging decoration inspired by the Age of Exploration globe.

This impressively detailed paper-based ornament features brass finishing on the poles of the globe, and can be displayed on a stand or exhibited on a Christmas tree.

The design of this globe has been inspired by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy’s 1745 Age of Exploration globe. The French mapmaker notably captured the rapid advancements in mapmaking and geography that were being made in the 18th century. The relative accuracy of this globe speaks for the sophistication of early science and cartography, and gives us an insight into the way the world was understood in the mid-18th century.

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, along with his son Didier, were leading mapmakers in France during the 1700s; Gilles was appointed Geographer to King Louis XV in 1760.

An intriguing gift inspired by the history of cartography.

  • Product Code: CMCN442010
  • Dimensions: 8.5cm x 10.5cm
  • Material: Paper globe, silk hanging thread, antique brass finial
  • Postage Weight: 0.27 Kg
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